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Sue Gallagher, Los Molinos: Herger votes with the insurance industry

There are 8 comments on the Red Bluff Daily News story from Feb 1, 2011, titled Sue Gallagher, Los Molinos: Herger votes with the insurance industry. In it, Red Bluff Daily News reports that:

Editor: As communities throughout Northern California continue to struggle with a devastating economic crisis, Rep.

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Wakeup

Redding, CA

#1 Feb 1, 2011
Blue Cross' insurance is going up 59% so those they insure can pay for ObamaCare. That's not right.

Judge Vinson - you are my hero. THANK YOU.
Alien Nation

United States

#2 Feb 1, 2011
Wakeup wrote:
Blue Cross' insurance is going up 59% so those they insure can pay for ObamaCare. That's not right.
Judge Vinson - you are my hero. THANK YOU.
In fact you are mistaken, once everyone begins paying for insurance your rates will go down. The reason they are high now is that fewer people can afford to buy insurance since they are out of work and economically depressed, leaving fewer to pay the fixed costs of coverage while the administrators pad their personal payroll. You had better wish your "hero" is overturned on appeal because otherwise your insurance costs with continue to skyrocket.
Robert Red Bluff

United States

#3 Feb 1, 2011
Yet, the good people of Northern Cal reelect this guy everytime by large margins. I can't figure it out.
Alien Nation

United States

#4 Feb 1, 2011
Could it be because the majority of people in Northern Cal are not good for anyone but themselves, so having a millionaire in office with no concern for the environment or those that struggle is just fine so long as we can keep our guns as we grow old and fat...
Mac

United States

#5 Feb 1, 2011
Wakeup wrote:
Blue Cross' insurance is going up 59% so those they insure can pay for ObamaCare. That's not right.
Judge Vinson - you are my hero. THANK YOU.
Health insurance premium rates went up on average 90% to 150% over the period 1999 to 2009. Health insurers made record profits at the same time. You can't explain that away with "ObamaCare". Given a choice, insurers will deny those with pre-existing conditions, raise rates as often as possible, and deny claims for medical services. When only the wealthy and those employed by governments have insurance, it will fall on the taxpayer to pick up the slack. It is cost effective to have people see physicians regularly for preventative care rather than having them show up in the ER or waiting until they are so ill that they need expensive interventional procedures, treatment and/or medications. Ms. Gallagher has written an excellent letter that correctly points out another example of an elected representative looking out more for his needs than ours.
Agitator

Broken Arrow, OK

#6 Feb 1, 2011
What happens when there are as many people without insurance as there is with insurance? Will only the very rich be the only ones with insurance? Can they even afford insurance if everyone else goes to the emergency room for health care and passes the bill on to others.
Orv

Santa Cruz, CA

#7 Feb 2, 2011
Excellent letter Sue! Instead of proposing legislations to make insurance more affordable lawmakers should look at eliminating the need for them altogether by initiating universal healthcare. The healthcare now provided to veterans with a service connected disability rated at 100 percent would be the way to go. Their upfront cost for treatment is zero and that includes medication, x-rays, dental, the works, plus travel pay. I know of what I write because I am one. The jobs saved from unburdening the employer of providing health insurance to his employees would be quite substantial. And could encourage more to start their own business and put more people back to work.
bluffian

United States

#8 Feb 8, 2011
The CBO crunches the numbers, and the reform bill as written will result in cost savings - if fully implemented. I'm sure Mr. Herger is well aware, however, that those savings will never happen, as they depend upon massive cuts to Medicare, which are always soundly defeated (because such cuts, besides being terribly hurtful to millions, would also be political suicide). So when he speaks of the cost of "Obamacare" - I don't suspect he doubts the CBO's math, but rather the Congress desire to be unemployed.

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